*Boa’s, top hat, feathers and cigarette girls set the tone of this year’s Jazz themed 46th annual Bremond-Bakewell Pioneer of African American Achievement Brotherhood Crusade event. Cedric the Entertainer was honored for his philanthropy, talent and versatility Friday, November 7th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Hosted by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of LA’s KTLA 5 Morning News and Pat Prescott, radio personality for 94.7 The Wave, the event’s theme was “Leading Young People onto the Stage of Life.” Celebrities included William Allen Young, Joyful Drake, Brian McKnight who serenaded the crowd with his rich and soulful voice, all the while looking better than ever and April Parker Jones of Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong.” She informed our associate, LaCora Stephens, that the next few episodes will be coming up on OWN at the end of March. She assured, “You don’t want to miss the conclusion of the season. It will leave you wanting more!”
The man of the hour showed up with his beautiful family. His wife looked gorgeous in a simple low cut black gown, while their kids certainly displayed style as they stood proudly by their father. Cedric the Entertainer spoke candidly about his honor being a blessing to be recognized by such a powerful and great organization that does so much for youth and the city of LA. He also spoke on the cameos of the upcoming field of “Top Five.” “It’s chalked thick with a lot of stars, but done nicely to where it makes sense. Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart are among the many.”
When asked about Bill Cosby, he initially stated that it would be unfair to comment, but he went on to express his concern to our associate LaCora, stating, “He is one of America’s Icons and we all have come to know and love… in a circumstance like this the truth should come out.”
Cedric encourages everyone to go see “Top Five“ on December 5 and the new season of “Soul Man” starting in March on TV Land.
For more info on Brotherhood Crusade visit: www.brotherhoodcrusade.org